It was originally believed that the pursuit of an education was the key to achieving one’s goals, and nearly all parents desired for their children to enter traditionally “noble” professions such as medicine, law, or engineering.
However, the times have changed, and in the twenty-first century, even illiterate celebrities are earning more money from their gifts than those who are employed in normal employment. These illiterate superstars from South Africa disprove the notion that education is the key to success because they do not possess bachelor’s degrees yet are more successful than the majority of South Africans on average who do have such degrees.
- Somizi Mhlongo
Somizi Mhlongo has had a successful career in the public eye for more than three decades, despite the fact that she does not possess any sort of official education while being one of the most famous individuals in South Africa.
At the age of twelve, Somizi made the decision that he wanted to pursue a career in dance. Both of his parents had jobs in the entertainment industry. In an interview that took place in 2014 with eTV, Somizi disclosed that he started going to school at the age of six, but after only six months of attendance, he discovered that he loathed it.
The legendary actor, who had his first acting part when he was just 13 years old, eventually dropped out of school when he was in the ninth grade in order to pursue his dreams of being an actor. We are overjoyed by the great way in which things have worked out for him.
- Cassper Nyovest, the rap star
Cassper Nyovest is without a doubt one of the most popular rappers in South Africa, as evidenced by the fact that he has millions of dollars in his bank account as well as a following of fans. It is shocking to learn that this multi-award winning musician and businessman is one of the most successful celebrities in South Africa who does not have a formal education.
Cassper went to the Sol Plaatje Secondary School in Mahikeng, but he did not graduate from there. He did not finish his education. The young rapper, who was only 12 years old, was very successful in extracurricular activities, especially sports, but he struggled academically. When he was that age, he started spitting poetry. Cassper made the decision to leave school in 2006, after he was unsuccessful in all of his exams for the tenth grade. He wanted to focus on pursuing his goals. Cassper took a chance and moved to Johannesburg in 2008 in order to establish his career, and the move was successful.
- The Duke of Kaybee
Prince Kaybee is well known for being one of the most stupid people in South Africa, while being one of the most proficient spinners in Mzansi.
Prince Kaybee, whose real name is Kabelo Motsamai, grew up on a large property with his 35 siblings. His real name is Kabelo Motsamai. They lived with the young Kabelo and his mother, who provided the majority of their financial support and was also his principal source of income. Prince Kaybee dropped out of school when he was in the 11th grade because his mother was unable to afford his tuition. After living on the streets for three years and going to a variety of clubs in search of work, he eventually landed a job as a deejay at a Nigerian club. After that, the rest, as they say, is history.
- The name Boity Thulo
Boity Thulo is another well-known South African star who did not complete her education, despite the fact that she performed exceptionally well academically. The famous person went to Monash University intending to study psychology and criminology, but she had to drop out before graduating because her mother was unable to afford the tuition. To Boity’s good fortune, she possesses a great deal of talent as well. Her talents as an actress and a musician have helped her to thrive, despite the fact that she failed academically.
- Disc Jockey Maphorisa
This platinum-selling deejay and producer is another well-known figure from South Africa who did not complete their official schooling but has amassed a wealth as a result of their talents.
DJ Maphorisa revealed this information during an interview with Metro FM. He stated that after completing his high school education, he enrolled in college to study technical subjects; however, he dropped out to seek other opportunities.
The famous person also admitted that, despite his success without a degree, he was having problems acquiring contracts and, as a result, had returned to school in order to improve his chances of landing such jobs.